Jessica Gunderson to Compete on Shotgun Sports Team

Posted June 1, 2017


Marshall, Mo. (June 1, 2017)- Kiron, Iowa., native Jessica Gunderson has signed to compete on the shotgun sports team at Missouri Valley College. 


Gunderson comes to Missouri Valley from Iowa Central Community College.  There, she was a National champion in women’s individual trap shooting, a member a National runner-up trap shooting team, a National skeet shooting champion, a two-time Iowa State trap champion, two-time Iowa Conference champion, an Iowa State International trap champion, and received an offer to the Olympic training camp.  In high school, Gunderson was a third place finisher at the Iowa SCTP State Championship on two occasions, was named to the Iowa All-State Team and was an Over All-Conference champion.


Gunderson has also been active in FFA, Teens Against Tobacco Use, Robotics, Choir, Band, Mock Trial, NHS, Student Council and Iowa Hawkeye Girls’ State.  She was also a two-time letter winner in both basketball and track and field in high school.


“Jessica brings a tremendous amount of experience and success to our program,” said Shotgun Sports Head Coach Shane Reickard.  “She will help our program as we open our first season in the fall.”


Missouri Valley is introducing shotgun sports to its Athletic Department lineup.  The teams will begin competition in the 2017-18 athletic year, led by Shane Reickard, who comes to the college from Wentworth (Mo.) Junior College.


Gunderson plans to major in agricultural engineering, and is the daughter of Tim and Mary Gunderson.




Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit



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